I have to say that as much as I've known my share of assholes in my life, nothing beats how nasty women can be to other women. A friend of mine is going through the worst situation with another woman right now. My friend is a writer and web publisher and she's actually somewhat famous in her own right. Very generous with her time and way to open to idiots in my opinion - she's too nice to people. She was the star of a discussion forum in her niche (she didn't own it, she contributed there) for a couple of years. The owners were a boyfriend/girlfriend pair who were nice to her for years. The woman led her on to make my friend believe that she was her number one supporter, yada yada. So my friend never had any reason to believe anything bad was going on. One day my friend (after much nudging from me) finally published her first ebook. I taught her a lot about online marketing and publishing because I was in the process of starting that up for myself, and I enjoyed helping her. She wanted to price the ebook really low. Keep in mind she's in a very popular niche that she's a genuine expert in, is a well known magazine writer and web writer on the subject, has done TV and radio appearances galore, etc. I told her her price was way too low. She wanted to charge 9.99. I said no freakin' way. Finally we compromised and she offered the 9.99 to people that were on her newsletter and to people she knew from this forum as a special sale for them. For everybody else she took my advice and charger $47. (Still too low in my opinion.) The moment she announced the special sale on the forum the woman who is the comod at that forum went batshit. Keep in mind these people had been telling my friend to write a book for years, lying and saying they were her biggest fans, etc. Now they absolutely crucified her for daring to charge money for a book she had written - and they were absolutely serious about this. Think of the worst hippie types you can imagine who think that the moment you charge money for something you're "selling" out - they type of shit. From then on they've sought to destroy her reputation on line in every way possible and have poisoned a lot of really trusting people. They've made up shit like saying my friend is a liar and a fake and can't be trusted, etc. etc. And this has poisoned a lot of potential readers in her demographic which is relaly upsetting her. It's really been a case of massive character assassination of my friend which she totally didn't deserve. And she basically disappeared from the net for a while because like I said, she's too nice and doesn't know how to fight back when something like this happens. It was utter betrayal from someone she thought was a close friend. So I want to do something evil on her behalf. The bitch who is the cause of all this has her own website, sells her own ebook (the hypocrisy!) and no longer has that forum where all the shit went down. What can I do that would provide justice in the situation? I don't want to implicate my friend in any way so I don't want anything to get traced back to her. The two directions of action I've been pursuing in my head are: a) spreading bad shit about this woman on the Net anonymously at forums, etc - reverse character assassination or b) just make her life miserable by Google bombing her site or something (I'm not very technical and I don't even know if that's the right term - but I'm thinking of doing some technical thing where her site would basically disappear online, which is what she deserves after what she did to my friend. What do you recommend?